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Nantes Saint-Nazaire

Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port is an international multimodal platform, an industrial tool for economic development and a regional developer, and plays a major role in the attractiveness of the Greater West region of France. It is the 4th largest metropolitan port and the leading port on the French Atlantic coast.

Lhyfe wins “expression of interest” in Nantes St-Nazaire port project

Nantes St-Nazaire, France (Ports Europe) November 27, 2023 – The local start-up Lhyfe, which works in green hydrogen projects, is the winner of the call...

France reports Q1 2023 cargo traffic down -6.9%

Paris, France (PortSEurope) June 26, 2023 – In the first quarter of 2023, total cargo traffic passing through the main French ports in mainland France...

French seaports see cargo traffic increase of over 5% in 2022

Paris, France (PortSEurope) March 22, 2023 – In the fourth quarter of 2022, cargo traffic handled by the main French ports fell by 2.4% compared to the...

Chantiers de l’Atlantique’s Solid Sail rig installed on first sailing cargo ship

Chantiers de l’Atlantique’s Solid Sail rig to be installed on the first sailing cargo ship – January 18, 2023 The Solid Sail technology,...

France: Maritime freight transport in the third quarter of 2021

In the third quarter of 2021, the traffic of goods passing through the main French ports in mainland France was up 0.6% compared to the previous quarter with a...

Chantiers De L’Atlantique, Fincantieri merger plan will not proceed

Trieste, Italy (PortSEurope) January 28, 2021 – In a joint statement the French and Italian finance ministries, it was announced that conditions are no...

Vigo port to restart Nantes-Saint Nazaire motorway of the sea service

Vigo, Spain (Ports Europe) May 22, 2020 – Following a two-month suspension due to the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis, the “Motorway of the Sea”...

Konecranes and Chantiers de l’Atlantique sign port equipment contract

Konecranes and Chantiers de l’Atlantique, a shipyard in St. Nazaire, France, have signed a contract for the delivery of a Konecranes Goliath gantry crane. It...

MSC Cruises & Chantiers de l’Atlantique sign contracts for construction LNG-powered MSC ships

MSC Cruises and Chantiers de l’Atlantique sign firm contracts for construction of third and fourth LNG-powered MSC World Class ships. Partnership further...

Vigo port aims to boost its motorway of the sea and bring it to Northern Europe

Vigo, Spain (PortSEurope) June 27, 2019 – Vigo port and shipping company Suardíaz are developing a project that can improve the viability of the motorway...

Vigo, Nantes ports wish to extend Motorway of the Sea to Dublin

Vigo, Spain (PortSEurope) May 17, 2019 – Ireland is the third connection that most interests the ports of Vigo and Nantes-Saint Nazaire for a possible...

Analysis – China on port shopping spree in Europe and globally

Piraeus, Greece (Ports Europe) January 24, 2019 – Since the start of the 21st century, Chinese companies have acquired stakes in some 15 ports in Europe,...

Nantes Saint-Nazaire port reports increased traffic in 2018

Nantes St-Nazaire, France (PortSEurope) January 9, 2019 – In 2018, the traffic of Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port amounted to 32.5 million tons, an increase of...

European Commission to investigate proposed purchase of Chantiers de l’Atlantique by Fincantieri

Trieste, Italy (PortSEurope) January 9, 2019 – The European Commission has announced that it is launching an investigation into the proposed purchase of...

MSC floats out MSC Grandiosa ship at Saint-Nazaire port

Saint-Nazaire, France (PortSEurope) January 8, 2019 – The Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has launched the MSC Grandiosa ship at the French port...

Olivier Trétout joins the Grand Port Maritime Nantes Saint-Nazaire

Nantes St-Nazaire, France (PortSEurope) January 8, 2019 – Olivier Trétout has been appointed Chairman of the Management Board of the Grand Port Maritime...

Gijón-Nantes MoS to be launched by 2021

Las Palmas, Spain (PortSEurope) November 28, 2018 – Gijón port expects the Gijón-Nantes Motorway of the Sea (MoS) to be launched at the end of 2020 or...

STX France completes shipyard expansion in Saint-Nazaire

Nantes St-Nazaire, France (PortSEurope) November 27, 2018 – French shipbuilder STX France has completed a project for the expansion of the area dedicated...

The new port promotion identity of Nantes Saint-Nazaire

Nantes St-Nazaire, France (Ports Europe) September 22, 2018 – A new identity has been created “BE MY PORT – Nantes Donges Montoir...

Saint-Nazaire port mulls installation of cruise floating dock 

Nantes.Saint-Nazaire, France (Ports Europe) August 20, 2018 – Saint-Nazaire port is considering the installation of a floating dock to serve larger cruise...

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